||How will the outcome be achieved?
|Student identifies interests and selects experiences that expand and broaden those interests. Student develops a life plan.
- Student has a Person-Centered Plan
- Plan identifies academic, recreational, and career interests and goals
- Student meets monthly with an advisor to discuss plan
|Student participates in 12-18 credits of academic courses over two years. Student gains knowledge in both general areas of knowledge and student's specific interests.
- Student chooses RIC courses that address both general knowledge and the student's interests
- Student is supported by a teacher (one teacher per four students)
- Once courses are selected, the student, the supporting teacher, and the professor meet to make decisions about accommodations, grading, and assignments
- Student takes one course the first semester and one or two courses each subsequent semester
|Student participates fully in student life at Rhode Island College. Student gains social and recreational skills.
- Student is registered as a RIC student
- Student has a peer student mentor for 8-10 hours per week
- Student participates in RIC student activities: clubs, recreational activities, arts, and other events
|Student gains community skills
- Student spends time in the community developing skills in areas identified through the person-centered plan
- Supports are provided by either the teacher or the peer mentor
|Student explores career opportunities through on-campus and off-campus internships. Student chooses a career and pursues related employment opportunities.
- Student participates in four internships - one per semester. Each internship lasts 6-8 hours per week for twelve weeks
- Internships are selected based on the person-centered plan
- Employment Specialists provide job development and job coaching support (one employment specialist per four students)
- Student is guided in selecting a career path and applying to the Office of Rehabilitation Services and the Division of Developmental Disabilities for ongoing supports.